OpenIn - Advanced Link Handler 4+

Improve your productivity

Denis Gladkikh

    • 4.5 • 116 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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Intel and Apple silicon supported!

- Are you using multiple browsers or Mail applications on your Mac? 
- Do you want to open links in a specific browser every time you click on them? 
- Do you want to open zoom invites directly in the zoom application? 
- Do you use more than one application for a specific file type?
- Do you use your Mac for work and personal projects?

We can help you with that and more. is an advanced utility that allows you open links, emails, and files in the application of your choice. Just click it, and select the application from the list. This is the easiest way to organize your workflow.

* We help you to select the browser by clicking a link
* We help you to open mailto links in Mail applications or mail services in the browser
* We help you to choose the proper application for opening files
* Set default browsers for specific URL or source application
* Open zoom application by clicking the zoom meeting URL
* Rewrite URLs before sending them to application or browsers
* Keep the history of opening links

Are you using Browsers for sending emails? Not a problem, can help you to open a correct email service when you click a mailto link. We will automatically rewrite the link to make it compatible with the browsers.

Remember the last time you double-clicked an app and regretted it right away? Because fully loaded IDE was a default application for a Markdown file you wanted to edit? No more, we give you a list of applications that support a specific file type, so you can choose which application you want to open.

Check out help page for more information, have a question, suggestion, or want to report a bug, please email us at

What’s New

Version 3.0.7

- Fixes for domain matching rules for URLs and email addresses
- Handling HTTP links for shorteners, it will try to resolve them as HTTPS links

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

MatTheEngineer ,

Does everything I want it to, perfectly

I wrote a review about 6 months ago rating it 4 stars because I had one minor limitation, but this was fixed with the recent v2 release!

Now, it does everything I want it to, perfectly.

You can rewrite URLs with app protocols using regular expressions so you can do things like replace "https://" with "notion://" to open Notion links in the desktop app.

You can also set a "default" browser, so basically, if a URL matches a rule, open the browser for that rule, otherwise use the default browser. So with this, I never even have to see the popup menu, it just automatically opens in the right browser.

I have a use-case where on my work computer, we're required by security protocol to use completely separate browsers for work things vs. personal things. This makes that completely seamless.

Awesome product, really great work.

Developer Response ,

Version 2 allows you to do that now!

fineconnoiseur ,

Improved V2 Version is Amazing

I've tried the earlier v1 version of this app early this year, and didn't find it user-friendly or suitable for my usage then, but the v2 update makes it amazing to use. Kudos to the developer for finding a way around the sandbox limitation to make it more convenient and wayyy easier to use. The app now fulfills my needs and beyond. Will purchase the PRO version when my trial expires. Keep up the good work!

Developer Response ,

Update 3:

I believe OpenIn v2 does solve your problem now. You can use it to configure OpenIn without touching the, but for that you will need to use OpenIn Helper (separate app). We had to build it to workaround some issues with the sandboxed applications.

Update 2:
The purpose of the OpenIn is if you have multiple mail clients, browsers, apps for files, and you want to have flexible and fast way to choose which app you want to use.
From the application we send a link on how to change the default mail app,, OpenIn is a sandboxed application, so we work within the API allowed by Mac and Apple. Not sure how the limitations of the Sandboxed Applications is the fault of OpenIn.
I am glad that you have found a solution for your problem. But just FYI, every time when you leave a one star review for the applications, developers cry. Seriously, it is like somebody would throw a rock at you on street and run away. Painful and you will remember it for a long time. Please keep that in considerations for when you review other applications. I would not characterize 1 star as a good definition - does not do, what I am looking for.


To be honest, I am not sure what you are trying to do. The only option to change the default mail client in macOS is by using mail app itself. So you have to install it (the mail app), but don’t have to use it. Maybe after you change the default application for mailto links you can actually uninstall the mail app.

1. You need to make sure that you configure the OpenIn as a Mail application. And obviously you need to have more than one Mail application to be able to see the application selector, otherwise it will go and open the one app that is selected.
Feel free to send me a an email, I will try to figure it out with you.

2. In app purchase is listed in App Store under In-App-Purchases. But yeah, good point, we should probably add the price.

In the Clouds... ,

Excellent little app when you have multiple browsers

I use different browsers for different things (professional/personal) and this app makes it convenient for the links I click end up where I want them to.

As an added bonus the developer is super responsive to emails and keeps making improvements.

Developer Response ,

Thank you! Really appreciate the feedback! Love our users, all the feedback we are getting. Have so many new features in mind ;)

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